The History of a New Zealand Pentecostal Movement: The New Life Churches of New Zealand from 1946 to 1979 (Studies in Religion & Society No. 45)

The History of a New Zealand Pentecostal Movement: The New Life Churches of New Zealand from 1946 to 1979 (Studies in Religion & Society No. 45)

By: Brett Knowles (author)Hardback

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This work traces the emergence of the New Zealand Pentecostal Movement in the 1940s and its growth to become one of the largest Pentecostal movements in New Zealand in the 1970s. It examines the ways in which this movement's original revivalism became linked with moralist concerns and with the application of political pressure for social change. A secondary avenue of enquiry is the way in which the New Life Churches and the emerging New Zealand charismatic movement had reciprocal effects. This volume includes biographical notes on important figures, maps of the movement's development and expansion, and a bibliography.


Evacuation!; for the sake of "the name"; the Bethel Temple legacy; latter rain!; the latter rain legacy; Australian developments; catalyst for change - the new Evangelicalism; day of small beginnings; break-through!; Rod Coady and expansion in the south; filling the pastoral gap; parting of the ways; the glory years - 1960 to 1965; the nature of the movement I - the sectarian impulse; the nature of the movement II - the anti-ecumenical impulse; the nature of the movement III - the missionary impulse; the indigenous churches and the rise of the charismatic movement; a tale of two churches I - the Palmerston North Christian Fellowship; a tale of two churches II - Peter Morrow and the Christchurch New Life Centres; the growth of the charismatic movement and its effects on the indigenous churches; "the times they are a-changing"; the 1972 Jesus marches; the Moralist Movement and the indigenous churches; moralist initiatives I - accelerated Christian education; moralist initiatives II - the "Save Our Homes" Campaign; growth, accountability and the "Discipleship Controversy"; moves towards Pentecostal unity - Ern Baxter and Jack Hayford; the significance of the 1975 Snell's Beach Convention; towards Pentecostal church union; the indigenous churches in the 1970s - growth and dynamism. Appendices: the Pentecostals - see how they grow; biographies; maps, growth of the movement.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773478626
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 396
  • ID: 9780773478626
  • ISBN10: 0773478620

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